The only time my camera has been remotly close to getting broken was when I was in the front for Crystal Castles in 09, that shit was fucking rowdy. After having it bounce of the rail a few times I decided I should probably move back into the crowd to avoid further damage, camera was fine, just be smart about it.
I'm actually not so much afraid of my camera getting broken in reality. What I have noticed though is if I have my DSLR with me, I experience the event completely differently than if I leave it behind. This is the main reason I don't bring it into festivals.
I'm in for 2000 that I will be spreading around. I was going to buy them yesterday but then I realized I need a paypal account, and I was too lazy to set one up. Also the auction for the 2000 that I was going to buy that came with these sweet connectors that make 8 glowsticks into a ball ended, so I'm hoping that one pops up again in the next few days.
I have not heard of this. Do you just make loops and throw them like frisbees or is there more to it than that?
Edit: OK I just made a paypal account and am in the process of signing up for ebay, whats the best deal out there for 2000? I have found 2000 for 79.99 plus 12.99 shipping. If I get 2 orders of 1000 that has shipping charges, do the put them together in the same order, thus making it cheaper?
Double edit: Ebay is pissing me off. It says 'enter zip or postal code' then it says the postal code I entered is invalid, which it isnt. Then I figure out that I have to fill out the country first, to let it know I am in a postal code country. Then I can't find Canada, because it turns out it's at the top instead of being with the 'C's like you would expect.
(insert Canada joke, where's wonk when you need him)